Speaker: John Wills, Penn State Hershey College of Medicine
Title: To be determined at a later time.
Speaker: James Kasting, Penn State University
Penn State will host a small grains field day to discuss variety selection, pest management.
Participants will have the opportunity to learn and PRACTICE multiple methods for queen rearing (including grafting), as well as techniques for assessing parasite (Varroa and Nosema) loads in colonies and evaluating hygienic behavior. Several types of honey bee stocks will be available for grafting, and local participants can take the queen cells resulting from their grafting exercises back to their apiaries.
Speaker: Susan Boser, Water Resources Educator, Beaver County
The Areas covered by the conference include microbial contributions to biogeochemical cycles, climate change, production and consumption of greenhouse gases, bioremediation of contaminated land and water, as well as the use of microbes in human health and agriculture. Such research areas covered by the AEM-GRC have an immense impact on the environment and mankind and thus this GRC remains highly topical and a very vibrant research field.
Gain an integrated perspective with world-renowned faculty to address critical questions using current analytical techniques, experimental approaches, and instructional models.
The Conference will present cutting-edge research on outstanding issues in understanding the interactions of radiation, clouds, and the climate system. The conference will feature a broad range of topics, including grand challenges in radiation and climate; interactions between radiation, convection, and large-scale dynamics; radiation and the earth’s surface; novel observations for model interpretation; and challenges in remote sensing.
The conference is for members to keep abreast of the latest developments in the field.
Opportunities for growers and industry personnel to learn about the latest Penn State research, to tour facilities and research field plots, and engage in Q&A with research and extension faculty.
The conference is a large scale ecosystem restoration presenting state-of-the art science and engineering, planning and policy in a partnership environment.
Speaker: Sarah Tzilkowski, PhD Student, Ecosystem Sciences and Management Dept., Penn State University
A major theme of the conference will be the effects of environmental contaminants on pollinator genomics, development, physiology and behavior.
Forest Fest is free and open to the public and is a great opportunity to learn about forests: their management, enjoyment, and conservation.